Xander Elias, son of Gary and Donna Decker of Centerville, SD, was born 4:08 a.m., in their home, weighing 9 pounds, 2 ounces, and measuring 22 inches. He has three siblings, Evelynne, 7; Matthew, 4; and Hosanna, 2.
Certified nurse midwife Pam Hulstein of Promise Community Health Center in Sioux Center, IA, provided the prenatal care for the family throughout the pregnancy and attended the home birth.
Promise Community Health Center of Sioux Center is the only Federally Qualified Health Center serving the far northwest corner of Iowa — and beyond. To learn more about Promise's midwifery team and prenatal services, visit www.promisechc.org/services/prenatal.aspx. For more tips and advice on various topics from Promise's midwifery team and baby announcements, visit promisechcmidwives.blogspot.com.